Naby Keita is a Red

Liverpool have announced that new signing Naby Keita will be given the No. 8 shirt last worn by former captain Steven Gerrard.

The 23-year-old moves to Anfield after two seasons with Leipzig, during which he scored 17 goals in 71 appearances for the Bundesliga side.

Keita will officially become a Liverpool player on July 1 from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.He can tackle, take on defenders, intercept, switch the play, transition quickly, dissect or nullify the opposition, dictate his side’s tempo; a unique, valuable combination.

Keita, who has signed a long-term contract with Liverpool, will begin pre-season training on Monday at Melwood when the players not on international duty are due to report to begin preparations for 2018-19.

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